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Heese Family History

Heese Name Meaning

North German and Westphalian: topographic name from Low German hees(e) ‘brush’, ‘scrub’, or a habitational name from places named with this word. Dutch: variant of Haas.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hees, Reese, Beese, Weese, Heise, Neese, Meese, Leese, Feese, Haese

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Where is the Heese family from?

You can see how Heese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heese family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Heese families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Heese family living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Heese's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Heese families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heese surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heese. 33% of Heese men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Heese women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heese were Proprietor and Servant.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Servant
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Heese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heese census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 834 immigration records available for the last name Heese. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Heese. For the veterans among your Heese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heese lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Heese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Heese in 1958 was 52, and 64 in 2004.

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